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User's Manual
Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera.
This manual will guide you through using the camera, including capturing images,
downloading images and using the application software.
Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera.
ENGLISH

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  • Page 1 User’s Manual Thank you for buying a Samsung Camera. This manual will guide you through using the camera, including capturing images, downloading images and using the application software. Please read this manual carefully before using your new camera. ENGLISH...
  • Page 2: Take A Picture

    Instructions Use this camera in the following order Set up the camera driver Take a picture Insert the USB cable Check the camera’s power Check [Removable Disk] If you use a card reader to copy the images on the memory card to your PC, the images could be damaged.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents READY Getting to know your camera Danger Warning Caution An FCC warning System chart Identification of features Front & Top Back & Side Bottom/ 5-function button Self-timer lamp Camera Status Lamp Mode icon Connecting to a Power Source Using the batteries Instructions on how to use the memory card Inserting the memory card Removing the memory card...
  • Page 4 Contents Playing back a recorded voice LCD monitor indicator Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera Thumbnail/ Enlargement button Voice memo/ Up button Play & Pause/ Down button Delete button Left/ Right/ Menu/ OK button Album button Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Rotating an image Resize...
  • Page 5: Getting To Know Your Camera

    Please check that the camera is operating properly prior to when you intend to use it (e.g. for a trip or an important event) to avoid disappointment. Samsung camera takes no responsibility for any loss or damages that may result from camera malfunction.
  • Page 6: Danger

    Internal inspection, maintenance and repairs should be carried out by your dealer or Samsung Camera Service centre. Please do not use this product in close proximity to flammable or explosive gases, as this could increase the risk of explosion.
  • Page 7: Caution

    Increase distance between the camera and the affected device. Use a different socket away from the affected device. Please contact a Samsung agent or a radio/TV engineer. This device complies with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for...
  • Page 8: System Chart

    System chart Please check that you have the correct contents before using this product. To buy the optional equipment, contact your nearest Samsung dealer or Samsung service centre. < Included items > Pouch User manual Camera strap Software CD Product warranty (see p.103)
  • Page 9 System chart Computer PictBridge compatible (see p.112) printer(see p.63) USB cable System Requirements For Windows PC with processor better than Pentium II 450MHz (XP : Pentium 700MHz) Windows 98/ 98SE/ 2000/ ME/ XP Minimum 64MB RAM (XP : 128MB) 200MB of available hard-disk space (Over 1GB recommend) USB port CD-ROM drive...
  • Page 10: Identification Of Features

    Identification of features Front & Top Shutter button Flash Back & Side Camera status lamp Play mode button E (Effect) button +/-, DELETE button Power button M(Mode/Album) button LCD monitor Speaker Self-timer lamp/ Auto Focus lamp Lens USB port Microphone Zoom W button (Thumbnail) Zoom T button...
  • Page 11: Bottom/ 5-function Button

    Identification of features Bottom/ 5-function button Battery chamber Battery chamber Memory card slot Voice memo/ Voice recording/ UP button cover FLASH/ LEFT button Macro/ DOWN button Play & Pause button MENU/ OK button SELF-TIMER/ RIGHT button...
  • Page 12: Self-timer Lamp

    Identification of features Self-timer lamp Icon Status Blinking For the 2 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25-second intervals. - For the first 7 seconds, the lamp blinks at 1 second intervals. Blinking - For the final 3 seconds, the lamp blinks quickly at 0.25-second intervals. A picture will be taken after about 10 seconds and 2 seconds later a Blinking second picture will be taken.
  • Page 13: Connecting To A Power Source

    During extended use of the camera, the camera body may become warm. This is perfectly normal. : AA type - Alkaline CR-V3 type - Lithium Ion battery : AA type - Ni-MH battery (Samsung SNB-2312 recommended) CR-V3 type - Lithium Ion battery (Samsung SBP-1303 recommended)
  • Page 14: Using The Batteries

    Connecting to a Power Source : If the camera does not turn on after you have inserted batteries, Using the batteries please check whether the batteries are inserted with the correct polarity (+/ -). 1. Open the battery chamber cover by pushing in the direction of the arrow.
  • Page 15: Instructions On How To Use The Memory Card

    Repeated use of the memory card will eventually reduce the memory card’s performance. Should this be the case, you will need to purchase a new memory card. Wear and tear on the memory card is not covered by the Samsung warranty. The memory card is an electronic precision device.
  • Page 16 Instructions on how to use the memory card INFORMATION Don't remove the memory card when the camera status lamp is blinking as this may cause damage to data in the memory card. The camera can use SD Memory Cards and MMC (Multi Media Cards). Please consult the enclosed manual for using the MMC Cards.
  • Page 17: Inserting The Memory Card

    Inserting the memory card 1. Turn off the camera’s power and pull the battery chamber cover in the direction of the arrow to open. 2. Have the front of the memory card facing toward the front of the camera (lens) and the card pins toward the back of the camera (LCD monitor), and then push the memory card into the card slot until you hear a click.
  • Page 18: Lcd Monitor Indicator

    LCD monitor indicator The LCD monitor displays information about the shooting functions and selections. Description Recording mode Battery Continuous shot Flash Self-timer Macro Metering Card inserted indicator Auto focus frame Camera shake warning Date/ Time Exposure compensation White Balance Sharpness [Image &...
  • Page 19: Changing The Recording Mode

    LCD monitor indicator Image quality Image size Number of available shots remaining Remaining time (Movie clip/ Voice recording) Voice memo/ Mic. off Optical/ Digital Zoom bar/ Digital Zoom rate Changing the recording mode You can select the desired working mode by the M (mode) button located on the back of the camera and [MODE], [MODE SET] menu.
  • Page 20 Changing the recording mode Changing the recording mode : If the [STILL & MOVIE] menu was selected Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for selecting the [MODE] menu. 5. A recording mode used just before will display. 6. Press the M (Mode) button located on the back of the camera and the recording mode will change to the movie clip mode.
  • Page 21 Changing the recording mode Changing the recording mode : If the [CUSTOM] menu was selected Steps from 1-4 are the same as those for selecting the [MODE] menu. 5. A recording mode used just before will display. 6. Press the M (Mode) button located on the back of the camera and the mode selection menu will display.
  • Page 22: Starting The Recording Mode

    Starting the recording mode How to use the Auto mode Use this for shooting basic still images. 1. Select the [FULL] sub menu on the [MODE] menu (p.19). 2. Select the Auto mode by pressing the M (Mode) button (p.20). 3.
  • Page 23: Recording The Movie Clip Without Voice

    Starting the recording mode Recording the movie clip without voice You can record the movie clip without voice. Steps from 1-3 are the same as those for MOVIE CLIP mode. 4. Press the Up button and the ( LCD monitor. 5.
  • Page 24: How To Use The Scene Modes

    Starting the recording mode How to use the Scene modes Use the menu to easily configure optimal settings for a variety of shooting situations. 1. Select the [FULL] sub menu on the [MODE] menu (p.19). 2. Select the Scene mode by pressing the M (Mode) button (p.20). 3.
  • Page 25: How To Use The Voice Recording Mode

    Starting the recording mode How to use the VOICE RECORDING mode A voice recording can be recorded for as long as the available recording time of the memory capacity allows. (Max: 1 hour) 1. In any mode with the exception of the Movie clip, select the VOICE RECORDING mode by pressing the Voice recording button twice.
  • Page 26: Things To Watch Out For When Taking Pictures

    Things to Watch Out for When Taking Pictures Pressing the shutter button down half way Lightly press the shutter button to confirm focus and flash battery charge. Press the shutter button all way down to take the picture. [ Lightly press the shutter button ] The available recording time may vary depending on shooting conditions and camera settings.
  • Page 27: Using The Camera Buttons To Adjust The

    Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera The recording mode function can be set up by using the camera buttons. POWER button Used for turning the camera’s power on / off. If there is no operation during the specified time, the camera's power will be turned off automatically to save battery life.
  • Page 28 ZOOM W/ T button This camera has a 3X optical zoom and a 4X digital zoom function. Using both will offer a total zoom ratio of 12X. TELE Zoom Optical zoom TELE : Pressing the ZOOM T button. This will zoom into the subject i.e. the subject will appear nearer.
  • Page 29 ZOOM W/ T button INFORMATION Images taken using the digital zoom may take a little longer for the camera to process. Allow time for this to take place. You may notice a decrease in image quality when using the digital zoom. To view more clear digital zoom image, press the shutter button halfway at the maximum (3X) optical zoom position and press the zoom T button again.
  • Page 30: Voice Recording/ Voice Memo/ Up Button

    Voice recording( While the menu is showing, press the UP button to move up the submenu cursor. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the UP button operates as the voice recording or voice memo button. You can record your voice or add your voice-over to a stored still image.
  • Page 31: Macro/ Down Button

    Macro( )/ Down button While the menu is showing, press the DOWN button to move from the main menu to a submenu, or to move down the submenu cursor. When the menu is not showing, you can use the MACRO/ DOWN button to take macro pictures. The distance ranges are shown below.
  • Page 32: Focus Lock

    Macro( )/ Down button Available focusing method, by recording mode ( O: Selectable , X: Not selectable, ∞: Infinity focus range) Mode Normal Macro Auto macro Mode Normal Macro Auto macro Focus lock To focus on the subject positioned outside of the centre, use the focus lock function. Using the Focus Lock 1.
  • Page 33: Flash/ Left Button

    Flash ( )/ Left button When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the LEFT button makes the cursor shift to the left tab. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the LEFT button operates as the FLASH ( Selecting the flash mode 1.
  • Page 34 Flash ( )/ Left button Flash mode indicator Menu tab Flash mode Auto flash Auto & Red eye reduction Fill in flash Slow synchro Flash off Available flash mode, by recording mode Description If the subject or background is dark, the camera flash will operate automatically.
  • Page 35: Self-timer/ Right Button

    Self-timer ( When the menu is displayed on the LCD monitor, pressing the Right button makes the cursor shift to the right tab. The right button can also be used to move to a sub menu to select a different setting. When the menu is not displayed on the LCD monitor, the Right button operates as the Self-timer.
  • Page 36: Menu/ Ok Button

    MENU/ OK button MENU button - When you press the MENU button, a menu related to each camera mode will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Pressing it again will return the LCD to the initial display. - A menu option can be displayed when the following are selected : MOVIE CLIP and STILL IMAGE mode.
  • Page 37 M (Mode) button How to use the mode button : In case of [FULL] sub menu and Auto mode [Auto mode] [Pressing the Mode button] AUTO MENU/OK:SET [Mode selection menu] [Pressing the Up button] NIGHT MENUOK:SET [Scene mode] Press the Mode button and the mode selection menu will disappear. [Pressing the Right button] [Pressing the Left button] [Pressing the Left/Right button]...
  • Page 38 M (Mode) button How to use the mode button : In case of [CUSTOM] sub menu and Auto mode [Auto mode] [Pressing the Mode button] AUTO MENU/OK:SET [Mode selection menu] [Pressing the Right button] PROGRAM MENU/OK:SET [Program mode] Press the Mode button and the mode selection menu will disappear. The illustrated images and modes are for your information.
  • Page 39: E (effect) Button

    E (Effect) button It is possible to add special effects to your images by using this button Still image mode : You can select the colour, focus, composite and frame menus. Movie clip mode : You can select the colour and stabilizer menus. Available Effects, by recording mode ( O : Selectable X : Not selectable) This button will not operate in the Voice recording mode and some scene modes (Night, Sunset, Dawn, Backlight, Fireworks and Beach &...
  • Page 40: Special Effect : Preset Focus Frames

    Special Effect : Colour 3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the Up/Down button and press the OK button. : No effect is added to the image : Captured images will be stored in black and white. : Captured images will be stored in a sepia tone (a gradient of yellowish brown colours). : Captured images will be stored in a red tone.
  • Page 41: Special Effect : Composite Shooting

    Special Effect : Composite shooting You can combine 2 ~ 4 different shots in a still image. 1. Press the E button in the program mode. 2. Select the COMPOSITE menu by pressing the Left/ Right button. 3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the Up/ Down button and press the OK button.
  • Page 42 Special Effect : Composite shooting Changing a part of composite shot before taking the last shot Before taking the last composite shot, you can change a part of composite shot. 1. During the composite shots, press the +/- button. 2. A previous image will be deleted and new frame will display. If there is an image taken before, press the +/- button again and a previous image will be deleted again.
  • Page 43: Special Effect : Photo Frame

    Special Effect : Photo Frame You can add 9 types of frame-like borders to a still image you want to capture. 1. Press the E button in the program mode. 2. Select the FRAME menu by pressing the Left/ Right button. 3.
  • Page 44: Movie Clip Frame Stabilizer

    Movie Clip frame stabilizer This function helps stabilize images captured during movie recording. You can select this menu only in the MOVIE CLIP mode. If the memory card is not inserted, this function will not operate. How to use this function 1.
  • Page 45: Button

    +/- button You can use the +/- button to adjust the values for the RGB, ISO, white balance and exposure compensation. Main menu WHITE BALANCE Exposure compensation RGB : Allows the user to adjust the R (Red), G (Green), and B (Blue) values of the images to be captured.
  • Page 46 +/- button ISO : You can select the ISO sensitivity when taking pictures. The speed or specific light-sensitivity of a camera is rated by ISO numbers. Selecting an ISO Sensitivity 1. Press the +/- button, and then use the UP and DOWN buttons to select the ISO icon( The ISO menu bar will appear as shown.
  • Page 47 +/- button Using the Custom White Balance White balance settings may vary slightly depending on the shooting environment. You can select the most appropriate white balance setting for a given shooting environment by setting up the custom white balance. 1. Select the CUSTOM ( Balance.
  • Page 48: Using The Lcd Monitor To Adjust The

    Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings You can use the menu on the LCD monitor to set up recording functions. In any mode with the exception of VOICE RECORDING mode, pressing the MENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 49 Using the LCD monitor to adjust the camera settings Menu tab Main menu FRAME RATE METERING SHOOTING SHARPNESS INFORMATION SAVE MODE Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Sub menu 30 FPS 15 FPS MULTI SPOT SINGLE CONTINUOUS SOFT NORMAL VIVID FULL OSD...
  • Page 50: How To Use The Menu

    How to use the menu 1. Turn on the camera and press the MENU button. A menu for each camera mode appears. However, there is no menu for Voice Recording mode ( 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to navigate through the menus. Press the LEFT SIZE or RIGHT button.
  • Page 51: Mode Set

    MODE SET You can select the desired recording mode. If you select the [CUSTOM] sub menu in the [MODE SET] menu, you can select modes set as on in this menu by pressing the M button. - The maximum custom modes you can select are 7 and the minimum custom modes are 3.
  • Page 52: Size

    Size You can select the image size appropriate for your application. Mode STILL IMAGE mode Icon Size 2592X1944 2272X1704 2048X1536 1600X1200 1024X768 640X480 640X480 320X240 160X128 SIZE 2592X1944 [ STILL IMAGE mode ] INFORMATION The higher the resolution, the lower the number of available shots will be because high resolution images require more memory than lower resolution images.
  • Page 53: Quality/ Frame Rate

    Quality/ Frame rate You can select the compression ratio appropriate for your application of the captured images. The higher the compression ratio, the lower the picture quality. Mode Icon Sub menu S.FINE File Format jpeg QUALITY [ STILL IMAGE mode ] INFORMATION S.FINE is the highest quality and NORMAL is the lowest setting.
  • Page 54: Metering

    Metering If you cannot obtain suitable exposure conditions, you can change the metering method to take brighter pictures. [MULTI] ( ) : Exposure will be calculated based on an average of the available light in the image area. However, the calculation will be biased towards the centre of the image area.
  • Page 55: Sharpness

    Sharpness You can adjust the sharpness of the picture you want to take. You cannot check the sharpness effect on the LCD monitor before you take a picture, because this function is applied only when the captured image is stored on the memory.
  • Page 56: Starting Play Mode

    Starting play mode If the memory card is inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the memory card. If the memory card is not inserted in the camera, all the camera functions apply only to the internal memory.
  • Page 57: Playing Back A Movie Clip

    Starting play mode Playing back a movie clip Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still image. 3. Select the recorded movie clip that you want to play back by using the LEFT/ RIGHT button. If you select a movie clip, the movie clip indicator ( the LCD monitor.
  • Page 58: On Camera Movie Trimming

    Starting play mode On camera movie trimming : You can extract desired frames of movie clip during the movie If the running time is under 10 seconds, the movie clip can’t be trimmed. 1. Select a desired movie clip in the play mode. 2.
  • Page 59: Playing Back A Recorded Voice

    Starting play mode Playing back a recorded voice Steps from 1-2 are the same as those to play back a still image. 3. Select the recorded voice that you want to play back by using the LEFT/ RIGHT button. If you select a recorded voice file, the voice indicator ( the LCD monitor.
  • Page 60: Lcd Monitor Indicator

    LCD monitor indicator The LCD monitor displays shooting information about the displayed image. Description Play mode Battery File Type Voice memo Protect indicator DPOF indicator Folder name and Stored image number By pressing the Play mode button for over 1 Sec., you can check the recording information. Pressing for over 1 Sec.
  • Page 61: Using The Camera Buttons To Adjust The Camera

    Using the camera buttons to adjust the camera In Play mode, you can use the buttons on the camera to conveniently set up the Play mode functions. Thumbnail( )/ Enlargement( You can view multiple pictures, enlarge a selected picture, and crop and save a selected area of an image.
  • Page 62: Voice Memo/ Up Button

    Thumbnail( The maximum enlargement rate in proportion to the image size. Image size 2592 Maximum enlargement rate X8.0 Trimming : You can extract part of the image that you want and save it separately. 1. Select an image that you want to enlarge and press the enlargement button.
  • Page 63: Play & Pause/ Down Button

    Voice ( ) memo/ Up button 3. Press the shutter button to start recording and voice will be recorded to the still image for 10 seconds. While the voice is recording, the recording status window will be displayed as shown alongside. 4.
  • Page 64: Delete Button

    Delete ( ) button This deletes images stored on the memory card. Deleting Images in Play Mode 1. Select an image that you want to delete by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button and press the DELETE( button. 2. A message will display as shown alongside on the LCD monitor.
  • Page 65: Left/ Right/ Menu/ Ok Button

    Left/ Right/ Menu/ OK button LEFT/ RIGHT/ MENU/ OK buttons activate the following. - LEFT button : While the menu is showing, press the LEFT button to select the menu tab to the left of the cursor. - RIGHT button : While the menu is showing, press the RIGHT button to select the menu tab to the right of the cursor, or to move an secondary menu.
  • Page 66: Album Button

    Album button You can organise the captured still images into albums by using the Album button. This camera has 8 albums and each album can take up to 100 images. The album menu loading time depends on the memory card type.
  • Page 67 Album button 4. Press the OK button and a confirmation window for inserting an image will display. Select a desired sub menu by Pressing the Up/Down button and press the OK button. [YES] : inserts an image into the selected album. [NO] : cancels the inserting image.
  • Page 68 Album button Playing back the albums Playing back all of the albums 1. Select (A) album. 2. Select [SHOW] menu by pressing the Left/Right button. 3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the Up/Down button. Press the OK button and the slide show will start. ) : The slide show is closed after one cycle.
  • Page 69: Lcd Monitor

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor PLAY mode functions can be changed by using the LCD monitor. In the PLAY mode, pressing the MENU button displays the menu on the LCD monitor. The menus you can set up in Play mode are as follows.
  • Page 70: Setting Up The Play Back Function Using The Lcd Monitor

    Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor This menu is available while the camera is connected to a PictBridge supporting printer (direct connection to the camera, sold separately) with a USB cable. Menu tab Main menu IMAGES AUTO SET CUSTOM SET Sub menu...
  • Page 71 Setting up the play back function using the LCD monitor Menu tab Main menu CUSTOM SET PRINT DPOF PRINT RESET Menus are subject to change without prior notice. Sub menu Secondary menu AUTO DRAFT QUALITY NORMAL FINE AUTO DATE AUTO FILE NAME STANDARD INDEX...
  • Page 72: Rotating An Image

    Rotating an image You can rotate the stored images by various degrees. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [ROTATE] menu tab. 3. Select a desired sub menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button.
  • Page 73: Resize

    Resize Change the resolution (size) of pictures taken. Select [USER IMAGE] to save an image to be the start-up image. The resized image will have a new file name. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2.
  • Page 74: Protecting Images

    Protecting images This is used to protect specific shots from being accidentally erased (LOCK). It also unprotects images that have been previously protected (UNLOCK). Protecting Images 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [PROTECT] menu tab.
  • Page 75: Deleting All Images

    Deleting all images Of all the files stored in the memory card, the unprotected files in the DCIM subfolder will be deleted. Remember that this will permanently delete unprotected images. Important shots should be stored on a computer before deletion takes place. The startup image is stored in the camera's internal memory (i.e., not on the memory card) and it will not be deleted even if you delete all files on the memory card.
  • Page 76: Dpof : Standard

    DPOF : STANDARD This function allows you to embed print quantity information on a stored image. 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [DPOF] menu tab. 3. Select the [STANDARD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
  • Page 77: Dpof : Print Size

    DPOF : PRINT SIZE You can specify the print size when printing images stored on the memory card. The [PRINT SIZE] menu is available only for DPOF 1.1 compatible printers. Setting the Print Size 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2.
  • Page 78: Copy To Card

    COPY TO CARD This enables you to copy image files to the memory card. Copying to the Memory Card 1. Press the play mode button and press the menu button. 2. Select the [COPY TO CARD] menu tab by pressing the LEFT/ RIGHT button.
  • Page 79: Pictbridge

    PictBridge You can use the USB cable to connect this camera to a printer that supports PictBridge (sold separately) and print the stored images directly. Movie clips and voice files cannot be printed. You can set up the following settings from the PictBridge menu. IMAGES PRINTER SETUP PRINT...
  • Page 80: Pictbridge : Picture Selection

    PictBridge : Picture Selection Select pictures to print 1. Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [PRINTER] after you connect the camera to the printer.(See p.79) 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [IMAGE] menu tab.
  • Page 81: Pictbridge : Print Setting

    PictBridge : Print Setting AUTO SET 1. Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [PRINTER] after you connect the camera to the printer.(See p.79) 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [AUTO SET] menu tab.
  • Page 82: Pictbridge : Printing

    PictBridge : Printing Printing Pictures 1. Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [PRINTER] after you connect the camera to the printer.(See p.79) 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [PRINT] menu tab.
  • Page 83: Pictbridge : Reset

    PictBridge : RESET Initialises user-changed configurations. 1. Connect the camera to your printer. The USB menu must be set to [PRINTER] after you connect the camera to the printer.(See p.79) 2. Use the LEFT and RIGHT buttons to select the [RESET] menu tab.
  • Page 84: Setup Menu

    Setup menu In this mode, you can set up basic settings. You can use the setup menu in all camera modes, except Voice Recording mode. The items indicated by Menu tab Main menu FILE PWR SAVE LANGUAGE FORMAT DATE&TIME IMPRINT AF LAMP SOUND are default settings.
  • Page 85: File Name

    Setup menu Menu tab Main menu Q.VIEW RESET Menus are subject to change without prior notice. File name This function allows the user to select the file naming format. Assigning File Names 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button.
  • Page 86: Auto Power Off

    File name INFORMATION The first stored folder name is 100SSCAM, and the first file name is SSA50001. File names are assigned sequentially from SSA50001 The folder number is assigned sequentially from 100 to 999 as follows: 100SSCAM 101SSCAM The files used with the memory card conform to the DCF(Design rule for Camera File systems) format.
  • Page 87: Language

    Language There is a choice of languages that can be displayed on the LCD monitor. Even if the battery is removed and inserted again, the language setting will be preserved. Setting Language 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button.
  • Page 88: Setting Up The Date/ Time/ Date Type

    Setting up the Date/ Time/ Date type You can change the date and time that will be displayed on the captured images and set up the date type. Setting Date/ Time & Selecting Date Format 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button.
  • Page 89: Auto Focus Lamp

    Auto Focus lamp You can turn on and off the Auto Focus lamp How to set up the lamp 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP] menu tab.
  • Page 90: Lcd Brightness

    LCD brightness You can adjust the LCD brightness. Adjusting LCD Brightness 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [SETUP] menu tab. 3. Select the [LCD] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
  • Page 91: Initialisation

    Initialisation All camera menu and function settings will be restored to their default values. However, values for DATE/ TIME, LANGUAGE will not be changed. Initialising the Camera 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button. 2.
  • Page 92: Setting Up The Mycam Menu

    Setting up the MYCAM menu You can set up a start up image, start up sound and shutter sound. Every camera working mode (with the exception of Voice recording mode) has the MyCAM menu. The items indicated by Menu tab Main menu S.IMAGE SH.SOUND...
  • Page 93: Shutter Sound

    Shutter sound You can select the shutter sound. Selecting the Shutter Sound 1. In any mode with the exception of Voice Recording mode, press the MENU button. 2. Press the LEFT/ RIGHT button and select the [MYCAM] menu tab. 3. Select the [SH.SOUND] menu by pressing the UP/ DOWN button and press the RIGHT button.
  • Page 94: Important Notes

    Important notes Be sure to observe the following precautions! This unit contains precision electronic components. Do not use or store this unit in the following locations. - Areas exposed to severe changes in temperature and humidity. - Areas exposed to dust and dirt. - Areas exposed to direct sunlight or the inside of a vehicle in hot weather.
  • Page 95 Before an important event or going on a trip, you should check the camera condition. - Take a picture for testing the camera condition and prepare extra battery. - Samsung cannot be held responsible for camera malfunctions.
  • Page 96: Warning Indicator

    Warning indicator There are several warnings that may appear on the LCD display CARD ERROR! Memory card error Turn off the camera power and turn it on again Insert the memory card again Insert the memory card and format the memory card (p.87) MEMORY ERROR! Internal memory error Turn off the camera power and turn it on again...
  • Page 97: Before Contacting A Service Centre

    Warning indicator LOW LIGHT! When taking pictures in dark places Take pictures in Flash Photography mode. OUT OF NUMBER When selecting too many printing pages in the PictBridge menu. Select printing page within the limitation. Before contacting a service centre Please check the following The camera doesn’t switch on There is low battery capacity...
  • Page 98 Before contacting a service centre Camera does not take images when pressing the Shutter button There is insufficient memory capacity Delete unnecessary image files The memory card has not been formatted Format the memory card (p.87) The memory card is exhausted Insert a new memory card The memory card is locked Refer to [CARD LOCKED!] error message (p.97)
  • Page 99 Before contacting a service centre The camera buttons do not operate Camera malfunction Remove /re-insert battery and switch the camera on A card error has occurred while the memory card is in the camera. Incorrect memory card format Re-format the memory card The images don't play back Incorrect file name (Violation of DCF format) Do not change the image file name...
  • Page 100: Specifications

    Specifications Type Image Sensor Effective Pixel Total Pixel Focal Length Lens F No. Digital Zoom LCD Monitor Type Focusing Range Type Shutter Speed Control Exposure Compensation ISO Equivalent Modes Flash Range Recharging Time Approx. 5 sec. Sharpness Effect White Balance Voice Recording Date Imprinting Still Image...
  • Page 101: Software

    Digital output connector : USB 2.0 PictBridge Primary Batteries: 2 x AA alkaline, or CR-V3(Lithium) battery Secondary Batteries: 2 x Ni-MH, Samsung SBP-1303(Lithium Ion) Included battery may vary depending on sales region. 105.4 x 56.5 x 31.8(excluding the projecting parts of the camera) Approx.
  • Page 102: Software Notes

    We cannot, however, be held responsible in any way for damage caused by inappropriate use. Using a Hand-made PC or a PC and OS that has not been guaranteed by the manufacturer is not covered by the Samsung warranty. Before reading this manual, you should have a basic knowledge of computers and O/S (Operating Systems).
  • Page 103: About The Software

    You should allow 5~10 seconds for running the automatic setup program according to the capability of the computer. If the frame does not show, run the [Windows Explorer] and select [Samsung.exe] in the CD-ROM Drive root directory. Before connecting the camera to the PC,...
  • Page 104: Setting Up The Application Software

    INFORMATION Close other programs before installing the application software. Before installing the application software, disconnect the USB connection. You can visit the Samsung web-site through the internet. http://www.samsungcamera.com : English http://www.samsungcamera.co.kr : Korean 1. Click the [Install] menu in the Auto run frame.
  • Page 105 Setting up the application software 4. A window will open. Click the [Next >] button. 5. DirectX Installation is completed. Click the [Finish] button and Digimax Master installation will be started. * The system will not reboot even if the [Yes, I want to restart the computer now] option is selected.
  • Page 106 Setting up the application software 7. If an error listed below takes place during the preview, click the [Install] button to install the XviD codec. - Only a voice plays back. - An error message displays and the movie clip does not play back.
  • Page 107 Setting up the application software 10. The XviD information window will display. Click the [Next >] button. 11. The destination selection window will open. Click [Next >] button. To copy to the files to another folder, click [Browse...] and choose a folder you want. 12.
  • Page 108 Setting up the application software 14. The XviD codec is ready to install. Click the [Install] button. 15. Installation is complete. Click the [Finish] button. 16. A window where you can choose the program you want to install will appear. Click [Install]. For information on application software, please refer to page 103.
  • Page 109 Setting up the application software 18. A window will open. Click the [Next >] button. 19. A destination selection window will open. Click [Next >]. To copy to the files to another folder, click [Browse..] and choose a folder you want. 20.
  • Page 110 Setting up the application software 22. Digimax Master installation is successfully completed. * The screen shot of step 22 can be different with the illustration according to the system requirements. 23. After restarting the computer, connect the PC to the camera with the USB cable. 24.
  • Page 111 2. Refer to FAQ (p.124) to check for a possible solution to the problem. 3. If your PC’s central processing unit is VIA chip (This is shown in the USB Host Controller), download the patch file from the Samsung Camera web page. (http://www.samsungcamera.com)
  • Page 112: Starting Pc Mode

    Starting PC mode If you connect the USB cable to a USB port on your PC and then turn on the power, the camera will automatically switch to "computer connection mode". In this mode, you can download stored images to your PC through the USB cable. Connecting the camera to a PC 1.
  • Page 113 Starting PC mode Downloading stored images You can download the still images stored on the camera to your PC's hard disk and print them or use a photo editing software to edit them. 1. Connect the camera to your PC with the USB cable. 2.
  • Page 114 Starting PC mode 6. Press the right mouse button and a pop-up menu will open. Click [Paste]. 7. An image file is transferred from the camera to your PC. - By using [Digimax Master], you can see the stored images in the memory directly on the PC monitor and you can copy or move the image files.
  • Page 115: Removing The Usb Driver For Windows 98se

    Removing the USB Driver for Windows 98SE To remove the USB driver, refer to the process shown below. 1. Trace [Start Settings] and click [Control Panel]. 2. Double-click [Add/Remove programs]. 3. The [Add/Remove Programs Properties] window will open. Click [Digimax A50] and click the [Add/Remove] button.
  • Page 116: Removable Disk

    Removable Disk To use this camera as a Removable Disk, install (p.104) the USB Driver. 1. Before turning the camera power on, connect the camera to the PC with the USB cable. 2. Click [Removable Disk ] under [My Computer] or [Windows Explorer]. 3.
  • Page 117: Removing The Removable Disk

    Removing the removable disk Windows 98/ 98SE 1. Check whether the camera and PC are transferring a file. If the camera ststus lamp blinks, you have to wait until the lamp is turned off. 2. Unplug the USB cable. Windows 2000/ ME/ XP (The illustrations may be different from the real display in accordance with the Windows O/S.) 1.
  • Page 118: Setting Up The Usb Driver For Mac

    Removing the removable disk 6. A [Unplug or Eject Hardware] window will open. Click the [Close] button and the removable disk will be removed safely. 7. Unplug the USB cable. Setting up the USB Driver for MAC 1. A USB Driver for MAC is not included with the software CD as MAC OS supports the camera driver.
  • Page 119: Digimax Master

    - Select desired folder in the window and click the [All(A)] button. You can save captured images and selected folder. - If you click the [Cancel] button, downloading will be cancelled. 3. Click [Next(N) >] button. Programs Samsung Digimax Master]. [Click !] [Click !]...
  • Page 120 Digimax Master 4. Select a destination and make a folder to save downloaded images and folder. - Folders will be made in order of date and images will be downloaded. - Folder name will be made as you want and images will be downloaded.
  • Page 121 Digimax Master Image viewer : You can view the stored images. - Image viewer functions are listed below. Menu bar : You can select menus. File, Edit, View, Tools, Change functions, Auto download, help, etc. Image selection window : You can select desired image in this window. Media type selection menu : You can select image viewer, image edit, movie clip edit Preview window : You can preview a image or a movie clip and check the multi media information.
  • Page 122 Digimax Master Image edit : You can edit the still image. - Image edit functions are listed below. Edit menu : You can select the following menus. [Tools] : You can resize or crop the selected image. See the [Help] menu. [Modify] : You can modify image quality.
  • Page 123 Digimax Master Movie edit : You can get the still image, movie clip, narration, music files together in a movie clip. - Movie clip edit functions are listed below. Edit menu : You can select the following menus. [Add] : You can add a desired multi media in a movie clip. [Edit] : You can change the brightness, contrast, colour and saturation.
  • Page 124: Faq

    Please check the following if the USB connection malfunctions. [Case 1] The camera power is off. Turn the camera power on. [Case 2] USB Driver is not installed correctly. Install the USB Driver correctly. Refer to page 104. [Case 3] The USB cable is not connected or you are using a cable with an incorrect specification.
  • Page 125 [Case 6] How do I know my computer supports a USB Interface? Check the USB port in your computer or keyboard. Check the OS version. A USB Interface is available in Windows 98, 98SE, 2000, ME .XP. Check [Universal Serial Bus controllers] in Device Manager. Do the following to check [Universal Serial Bus controllers].
  • Page 126 [Case 9] When I open the Device Manager (by clicking Start Panel (Performance and Maintenance) Manager), there are Unknown Devices or Other Devices entries with a yellow question mark(?) beside them or devices with an exclamation mark(!) beside them. Right-click on the entry with the question(?) or exclamation (!) mark and select "Remove".
  • Page 127 If a PC (Windows 98) stops responding while the camera and PC are connected repeatedly If a PC (Windows 98) is turned on for a long time and connect the camera repeatedly, the PC may not recognise the camera. In this case, re-start the PC. If a PC connected with the camera stops responding while Windows is starting.
  • Page 128 SAMSUNG TECHWIN CO., LTD. OPTICS & DIGITAL IMAGING DIVISION 145-3, SANGDAEWON 1-DONG, JUNGWONGU, SUNGNAM-CITY, KYUNGKI-DO, KOREA 462-121 TEL : (82) 31-740-8086,8088, 8090, 8092, 8099 FAX : (82) 31-740-8398, 8111 www.samsungcamera.com SAMSUNG OPTO-ELECTRONICS AMERICA, INC. HEADQUARTERS 40 SEAVIEW DRIVE, SECAUCUS, NJ07094, U.S.A.

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